A flight attendant allegedly said “I hate Jewish people.. There I said it” to a colleague as she stood with her back to the aircraft in the Jetway next to the door with the luggage chute after Continental Airlines flight 1569 landed in Las Vegas.
After reflecting on the comment by the flight attendant overheard by him, FlyerTalk member AVIZ — who is an Orthodox person of Jewish faith — was appalled. He attributes the possible cause of the comment to what he describes as a “typical” altercation with one of the other flight attendants related to the overhead storage where his colleague — also of the Orthodox Jewish faith — attempted to help him stow his luggage, but the flight attendant reportedly insisted that she do it instead.
AVIZ believes that this incident is related to the airlines poor training and a lack of human beings being able to accept each other — regardless of religion and race. Although he is not one to seek media attention or insisting that the flight attendant should lose her job, he intends to compose a letter and send it to United Airlines “in hopes that before they invest money into fancy planes and iPhone apps, they get back to teaching the basics of how to treat a customer and fellow human being.
By the way, the flight attendants apparently knew that they were Jewish as evidenced by the yarmulkes — or skullcaps — they wore on their heads.
What do you think about this incident, and the planned response to it by AVIZ?